Two buttons in window with no unique Control ID?

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Hi -- hope there is an easy fix that I am overlooking.

There is a column of three buttons within a window -- 'Request', 'Notice' and 'Query' -- but the first two share a 'button6' id in the windowinfo tool and I am unsure how to point to them uniquely.  The third ('Query') is 'button8'.  Is there a way to uniquely identify 'button6' and 'button7' if no differences appear in windowinfo? I tried to click on 'button6' and the implied 'button7' using a script that works successfully with 'button8' but it does not work.

Is there a way -- besides using mouseclick and coordinates? -- to click on these buttons?  Attached are some photos that show the windowinfo and buttons.  They are not that useful.  Capture1 shows the 'Query' button info and 'Capture2' is what I see when I hover over both 'Request' and "Notice'.

Thanks for the help..



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That text comes from the Group control, and not the radio buttons.

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I will look and play around some more.  I am doing something wrong since I cannot get my script to click on button8 using the method you say, despite trying winactivate, etc.  I tried switching instance/text around as I saw in another post, but

ControlClick("E-Locate", "", "[CLASS:Button; INSTANCE:8; TEXT:Query]")
ControlClick("E-Locate", "", "[CLASS:Button; TEXT:Query; INSTANCE;8]")

do not seem to work yet.  I've tried CLASNN too.  No luck.  I will play around. 

Thanks for your reply.

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those look like radio buttons, try controlcommand 

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Sometimes the autoit spy tool can't grab controls within 'button' groups (which is what BewManNH was pointing out)...my signature will output all the controls for your window, but in the end, you should use controlcommand to reliably set your radio to 'checked', (as alienclone noted)

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Thank you all for your help.  I was able to make it work using the information from jdelaney's GetAllWindowControls.  My few attempts with controlcommand didn't work but I'm sure I can figure it out.

Thanks again.

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